Saturday, September 20, 2008

Time for Inspiration

How appropriate is this sentiment? So very appropriate for me right now.

This card was made with some help from the SCS Inspiration Challenge. We were to use some decorative plates from Mondo Dishes as inspiration for a card. Well, the minute I saw the brown and white textile-design plate, photographed around a light blue and white plate, I knew what I wanted my basic scheme to be.
I started by inking my Textile Texture Cuttlebug embossing folder with SU! Close to Cocoa. I then had to decide whether I wanted to incorporate some blue or not. I tinkered with colors and ribbons. I decided on SU! Soft Sky as a layer, but that was it. Any other place that I put the blue, it really detracted from the design impact. I also layered with textured Chocolate Chip.
I have been chomping at the bit to use my new Office Accents Pockets & Pieces (p. 166 in the new catalog), but I just couldn't find the right place. I decided this was the place. I used a small polka dotted tag, coupled with some brown large brads from Spare Parts. I made my John Lennon stamp from the SU! Full of Life set a two-step stamp, using my Chocolate Chip marker. I used three brads for balance.
I enjoy this card. I know people who would also enjoy it, but I may just frame it for my craft space. It's so simple, yet such a powerful reminder to keep perspective.

1 comment:

Ann said...

You rocked this challenge, girl! I should've thought to use this CB folder. Love the negative CB effect you did--it looks awesome! :D